Vietnam Tour 2015: Year 11 students take note
An educational and cultural tour is being organized for Year 11 students to Vietnam in 2015. In previous years this trip has proven a stunning success, with students enthusiastically reporting high levels of learning as well as achieving a genuine sense of cultural understanding, not to mention the challenges of crawling through Vietcong tunnels, exploring fabulous caves and trekking through the mountains!
Tailored for students undertaking such subjects as Global Politics and Twentieth Century History, the camp will be available to all Year 11 students as it affords a unique opportunity to be immersed in a cultural and historical experience that intersects with courses run across other levels at PHSC.
The fully guided tour will provide an opportunity to extend students’ understanding of one of our nearest and more important neighbours as well as to examine such forces as migration and people movement, trade and globalization, the impact of global conflicts, the role of the United Nations and Australian foreign policies. We also hope to form an ongoing relationship with a locally based International Aid organization. An itinerary is being finalized and it is envisaged it will include guided tours of such places as the French inspired capital of Hanoi, magical Hoi An, and the buzzing commercial centre of Ho Ch Minh City(Saigon). Treking in the renowned Sapa region and home stays with local hill tribe families is anticipated along with visits to the fabulous Chu Chi underground tunnel complex, museums, temples, palaces, a cooking class, and a cruise with an overnight ‘Junk’ on the stunning Halong Bay. The expected cost for a 15 day tour will be in the order of $3600 fully inclusive of airfares, taxes, meals, accommodation, entry fees, guides, cruises, visas, insurance etc. This price is an estimate at this stage as flights and accommodation have not been finalized and costs will fluctuate according to the Australian dollar until full payment has been made. The earlier we are able to secure the flights the better price we are likely to achieve.
The dates are being finalized and will be programmed for the middle part of the year so as to minimize disruption to studies.
Full details will be provided early next. Any inquiries please email
or call on 93890600.
A graduated system of payment will be established and a nonrefundable deposit of $200 is required by the end of November to secure a place. Final payments will be required midterm 1 of 2015.
Grant McMurdo Vietnam tour organiser